4 Replies Latest reply on Jan 13, 2019 4:07 PM by ameerasan

    AMD APU Overheating


      Hi all,



      I have a 3 year old AMD A8 5600k with temperatures reaching 80 degree at idle, goes 125 when opening multiple apps. I set pc to auto shutdown when temps reach 130. It does have a stock cpu cooler with 5 led fans on a tempered glass casing. I was wondering what could be the culprit of this issue. Could it be a poor ventilation on the glass casing? Could be an issue with the stock cooler which probably can't supply cool air to the cpu or could it be an issue with the cpu and mobo itself? I'm using HWMonitor to measure the temperature.


      Here's my build:

      A8 5600K

      Corsair VS450W PSU

      1x 8GB HyperFury X RAM

      Gigabyte FM2+ Mobo

      WD SSD


      Your answers are greatly appreciated.

        • Re: AMD APU Overheating

          I'm guessing that's in Fahrenheit, so 55*C, which is warm but not dangerous. When was the last time you cleaned your case and components of dust and reapplied thermal interface material on the heatsink?

          • Re: AMD APU Overheating

            Either your CPU Cooler is not correctly installed or the CPU fan is not turning on or going to maximum with high temperatures or the coils are dirty with an oily film or simply the CPU Cooler is bad.


            Make sure the CPU Cooler is tight on the CPU with very little wiggling. If you put TOO much Thermal Paste it will cause your CPU to have high temperatures. just a very small dab or very thin layer of thermal paste is all that is needed. Also make sure both the CPU and Heatsink surfaces is completely clean of the old Thermal paste by using Isopropyl Alcohol. Otherwise when you apply the new thermal paste it won't make good contact causing the CPU to overheat. Make sure the CPU Cooler is level with the CPU surface and there are no gaps.


            You might consider replacing the CPU Cooler with a newer better CPU Cooler if the above doesn't fix your overheating CPU problems.